The Menopause and Work Charter is an initiative of the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) to promote recognition and consideration of menopausal health in the workplace. Menopause is a diversity and equality issue in the corporate culture. The charter provides recommendations about creating menopause-friendly workplaces.
Why should organizations have a menopause and work charter?
In 2023 the global female population is over 4 billion. Menopause is a normal stage of life. Women form a large part of workforces worldwide, and many will be working throughout their menopausal years. Women with severe menopause symptoms may exit employment or reduce their working hours, negatively affecting income and security in later life. For employers, this means the loss of experienced staff with valuable skills and talent.
Menopause-friendly organizations provide a supportive and responsive work environment. By doing so, they strengthen corporate reputation, recruitment, and retention of talent.
EMAS Menopause and Work Charter recommendations
Menopause-friendly workplaces should:
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First published 2021, revised 2023.